2012–13 Colorado Avalanche season

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2012–13 Colorado Avalanche
Division 5th Northwest
Conference 15th Western
2012–13 record 16–25–7
Home record 12–9–3
Road record 4–16–4
Goals for 116
Goals against 152
Team information
General Manager Greg Sherman
Coach Joe Sacco
Captain Gabriel Landeskog
Alternate captains Milan Hejduk
Paul Stastny
Arena Pepsi Center
Average attendance 15,257 (84.7%)[1]
(12 games)
Team leaders
Goals P. A. Parenteau (18)
Assists Matt Duchene (26)
Points Duchene
Parenteau (43)
Penalties in minutes Cody McLeod (83)
Plus/minus (+): Chuck Kobasew (6)
(−): Greg Zanon (16)
Wins Semyon Varlamov (11)
Goals against average Jean-Sebastien Giguere (2.84)

The 2012–13 Colorado Avalanche season was the 41st overall season for the franchise, 34th season in the National Hockey League, since June 22, 1979,[2] and 18th season since the franchise relocated to Colorado to start the 1995–96 NHL season. The regular season was reduced from its usual 82 games to 48 due to a lockout.

Off-season[edit]

On September 4, 2012, the Avalanche named Gabriel Landeskog as the fourth team captain in Avalanche history. Landeskog also becomes the youngest captain in NHL history, as he is 11 days younger than Sidney Crosby was when he was named as captain of the Pittsburgh Penguins in 2007.[3]

Regular season[edit]

The Avalanche finished the season with the worst record in the Western Conference and 2nd worst record in the league. As a result, head coach Joe Sacco was relieved of his duties the day after the season ended.[4] Former Avalanche goalie Patrick Roy was hired as the new head coach on May 23, 2013.[5]

Standings[edit]

Northwest Division
Pos Team GP W L OTL ROW GF GA GD Pts
1 y – Vancouver Canucks 48 26 15 7 21 127 121 +6 59
2 x – Minnesota Wild 48 26 19 3 22 122 127 −5 55
3 Edmonton Oilers 48 19 22 7 17 125 134 −9 45
4 Calgary Flames 48 19 25 4 19 128 160 −32 42
5 Colorado Avalanche 48 16 25 7 14 116 152 −36 39
Source: National Hockey League
x – Clinched playoff spot; y – Clinched division.


Western Conference
Pos Div Team GP W L OTL ROW GF GA GD Pts
1 CE p – Chicago Blackhawks 48 36 7 5 30 155 102 +53 77
2 PA y – Anaheim Ducks 48 30 12 6 24 140 118 +22 66
3 NW y – Vancouver Canucks 48 26 15 7 21 127 121 +6 59
4 CE x – St. Louis Blues 48 29 17 2 24 129 115 +14 60
5 PA x – Los Angeles Kings 48 27 16 5 25 133 118 +15 59
6 PA x – San Jose Sharks 48 25 16 7 17 124 116 +8 57
7 CE x – Detroit Red Wings 48 24 16 8 22 124 115 +9 56
8 NW x – Minnesota Wild 48 26 19 3 22 122 127 −5 55
9 CE Columbus Blue Jackets 48 24 17 7 19 120 119 +1 55
10 PA Phoenix Coyotes 48 21 18 9 17 125 131 −6 51
11 PA Dallas Stars 48 22 22 4 20 130 142 −12 48
12 NW Edmonton Oilers 48 19 22 7 17 125 134 −9 45
13 NW Calgary Flames 48 19 25 4 19 128 160 −32 42
14 CE Nashville Predators 48 16 23 9 14 111 139 −28 41
15 NW Colorado Avalanche 48 16 25 7 14 116 152 −36 39
Source: National Hockey League
p – Clinched Presidents Trophy; x – Clinched playoff spot; y – Clinched division.


Schedule and results[edit]

Regular season[edit]

  Win (2 points)   Loss (0 points)   Overtime/shootout loss (1 point)

2012–13 Game log

Playoffs[edit]

The Colorado Avalanche failed to qualify for the 2013 Stanley Cup playoffs.

Player statistics[edit]

Final stats[6]

Skaters
Goaltenders
Regular season
Player GP GS TOI W L OT GA GAA SA SV% SO G A PIM
Varlamov, SemyonSemyon Varlamov 35 33 1949:39 11 21 3 98 3.02 1007 .903 3 0 1 0
Giguere, Jean-SebastienJean-Sebastien Giguere 18 14 907:50 5 4 4 43 2.84 469 .908 0 0 0 2
Aittokallio, SamiSami Aittokallio 1 1 49:20 0 0 0 2 2.45 25 .920 0 0 0 0
Totals 48 2906:49 16 25 7 143 2.95 1501 .905 3 0 1 0

Denotes player spent time with another team before joining the Avalanche. Stats reflect time with the Avalanche only.
Traded mid-season
Bold/italics denotes franchise record


Transactions[edit]

The Avalanche have been involved in the following transactions during the 2012–13 season.

Draft picks[edit]

Colorado's picks at the 2012 NHL Entry Draft in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Round # Player Pos Nationality College/junior/club team (league)
2 41 Mitchell Heard C  Canada Plymouth Whalers (OHL)
3 72 Troy Bourke LW  Canada Prince George Cougars (WHL)
5 132 Michael Clarke C  Canada Windsor Spitfire (OHL)
6 162 Joseph Blandisi C/RW  Canada Owen Sound Attack (OHL)
7 192 Colin Smith C  Canada Kamloops Blazers (WHL)
Draft notes
  • The Avalanche's first-round pick (#11) and second-round pick (#54) went to the Washington Capitals as the result of a July 1, 2011 trade that sent the rights for Semyon Varlamov to the Avalanche in exchange for these picks.
  • The Avalanche's fourth-round pick went to the Phoenix Coyotes as the result of a June 28, 2010, trade that sent Daniel Winnik to the Avalanche in exchange for this pick.

See also[edit]

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